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Photos: MTV Shuga Season Five officially premieres in Uganda

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MTV Shuga Season Five has landed from Down South to Uganda.

Season 5 of the TV drama series premiered in Uganda at an exclusive silent screening event that was held on Thursday evening at Sky Lounge.

The TV drama series that will be airing on NBS Television every Tuesday at 8pm, is a groundbreaking mass-media behaviour-change campaign that aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health of young people. It fuses sexual-health messaging with gripping storylines, exploring the issues of sexual relationships between young people.

The premiere was graced by Emmanuel Ikubese, the lead actor in the drama and Chidinma, a celebrated Nigerian artiste.

Speaking at the premiere, Emmanuel Ikubese noted that he is excited to be part of the drama series as it is positively impacting lives of the youth across the continent.

“We shot the 5th season in South Africa that is why its called ‘MTV Shuga: Down South,'” Ikubese said. “I love being part of Shuga because its a show that gives me as an individual the opportunity to pass a message to young people and that is one thing a lot of times we as actors do not really have the opportunity to do.”

“The TV show has been touching lives and a lot of young people have actually gotten the guts to get tested and even talk about their sexual health with family by just watching the show,” he added.

Sponsored by Reach A Uganda in partnership with MTV Staying Alive Foundation and Talent Africa among others, the event was crowned with performances from local music stars Geosteady and Ceaserous.

Here are some photos from the premiere:

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Jose Chameleone cleans up Twitter, follows only two Ugandan artistes, your guess is as good as ours.

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After being unfollowed by the President or rather his administrator, Jose Chameleone has not taken Twitter lightly. The singer has done some cleaning up and has been left with only 108 accounts to follow and only two of those are Ugandan artistes.

It is not rocket science that Chameleone only decides to follow his two brothers Pallaso and Radio&Weasel, had it been any others maybe we would be wondering the criteria he used.

Chameleone is one of the most followed Ugandan artistes on Twitter and not following you may not go so well with you as an artiste.

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Judiciary secretary Bigirimana Rubbishes Reports he’s been Denied Visa to the US

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SECRETARY TO the Judiciary, Pius Bigirimana has described reports that he’s been denied a visa to The United States as ‘malice’ insisting was in New York just recently.

There was a published story that Bigirimana was denied entry to The States where he was invited to attend the inauguration of Prof Jim Gash as the president of Pepperdine University in Los Angeles. According prior News, Bigirimana was expected to travel alongside other judicial officials including Chief Justice Bart Katureebe.

Reacting to the story, Bigirimana describes the reports as malice and unfounded.“This is malice . I returned from New York recently. That’s rubbish,” he said. Indeed, Bigirimana was in the United States in May this year for the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to which he is the secretary. As part of its 100th anniversary, ILO painted a mural at the Uganda Embassy in New York in recognition of the efforts the government has put in place to solve youth unemployment.

The mural, part of the five painted around New York, specifically honours the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) for its unique approach in promoting youth entrepreneurship while contributing to the reduction of youth unemployment.To date, the Programme which was initiated by Bigirimana following his posting to the Gender Ministry in June 2013, has funded 20,159 youth projects. Up to Shs9,232 billion has been revolved to finance another youth 1,090 projects.Bigirimana has been at the forefront for integrity and has been praised by President Yoweri Museveni for his role in fighting corruption in Uganda.He has also been praised for his hard work and patriotism.

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We intend to have the biggest event of the year in ASFA 2019 – Talent Africa boss Ali Alibhai

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The Abryanz style and Fashion awards are back for the 7th time and for the first time they have partnered with Talent Africa group.

Talent Africa group under it’s events and promotion wing will come active and handy in the ASFA 2019. We were keen on the partnership and quizzed Talent Africa boss Ali Alibhai on why he chose to partner with Abryanz this year.“We are a 360 entertainment company and have over years mastered the art of events marketing and this is another event we look forward to evelevating further. Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards have a very good reputation and we are sure our contribution will be felt” he said.

Talent Africa Group has in the past yet somilarly big events like Nyege Nyege and hosted many foreign artistes and have at all instances sold out. With such momentum we can be sure ASFA 2019 will be another event to look upto, probably the best ever edition so far.

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